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Nevada County 7th graders stand out in geography tournament

Twenty-four seventh-graders from Nevada County schools participate in the 14th annual Geography Tournament Oct. 3 through the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office and sponsored by the Soroptimists International of the Sierra Foothills and David McGlocklin of Nystrom Maps.
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The top 24 seventh-grade students from local schools competed Oct. 3 in the county-wide geography Tournament sponsored by Soroptimists International of the Sierra Foothills and David McGlocklin of Nystrom Maps.

The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office coordinated the annual event and Dan Zeisler, superintendent of Chicago Park School District, filled the role of emcee.

The students worked in teams of three, completing a 105-question written test with Seven Hills taking first place. Union Hill finished in second place and Nevada City School of the Arts took third place in the team competition.



One student from each team then competed in the individual competition in a “Jeopardy”-style contest. The first place trophy and a world globe went to Adam Chaffee of Seven Hills School. Kacey Harmon of Nevada City School of the Arts and Tanner Huntley of Magnolia finished in second and third places respectively.

Sarah Shine of Union Hill garnered the fourth place ribbon and Rebecca Jurardo of Chicago Park and Sarah Scherzinger of Clear Creek tied for fifth place.




This is the 14th year for the county’s geography tournament, which was modeled after those put on by the National Geographic Society. The superintendent¹s office launched the geography tournament to increase interest in the subject of geography.


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